Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 5 Issue: 5

Spontaneous Cochlear Hemorrhage in an otherwise Healthy Patient: A Case Report

Molly L Naunheim* and Marika D Russell
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California- San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
Corresponding author : Molly Naunheim, MD
Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, University of California-San Francisco Medical Center, 2380 Sutter Street, 3rd Floor; San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
Received: September 26, 2016 Accepted: October 06, 2016 Published: October 13, 2016
Citation: Naunheim ML, Russell MD (2016) Spontaneous Cochlear Hemorrhage in an otherwise Healthy Patient: A Case Report. J Otol Rhinol 5:5. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000293


Cochlear hemorrhage is a rare event that results in permanent sensorineural hearing loss. Most often, this injury is secondary to a traumatic event, though blood dyscrasias have also been implicated. We present a case of a 34 year-old otherwise healthy female who suffered what appears to be a spontaneous cochlear hemorrhage, resulting in significant hearing loss. No trauma preceded the event. She had no known underlying coagulopathies or hypercoagulation disorder. Laboratory studies since the event have been unrevealing. This case demonstrates the possibility of this unfortunate event occurring spontaneously.

Keywords: Cochlear hemorrhage; Sensorineural hearing loss

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